The Weather Station, Toronto’sTamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album onOctober 6thviaParadise of Bachelors. After sharing lead single,“Thirty,”“a song about joy at the precipice of despair,” Lindeman now presents the songs accompanying self-directed video, premiered today viaFADER. Lindeman comments, “I’ve always been curious what would happen if you presented a simple performance video, but instead of the usual enthusiastic audience and indomitable performer, you presented a disinterested or even hostile audience and a vulnerable performer.”
WithThe Weather Station, Lindeman reinvents her songcraft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally candid statement – a work of urgency, generosity and joy – that feels like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories. It declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, she sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style.
The Weather Station will tour North American this fall with James Elkington supporting on most dates. All dates are below and tickets are available atwww.weatherstation.net.
The Weather Station Tour Dates: Fri. Oct 20 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt Sat. Oct 21 – Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival Mon. Oct 23 – London, UK @ The Lexington Tue. Oct 24 – Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn Thu. Oct 26 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin Fri. Oct 27 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label Sun. Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg # Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord # Sat. Nov. 4 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett # Sun. Nov. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios # Mon. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset # Wed. Nov. 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre # Fri. Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall Tue. Nov. 28 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade # Wed. Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle # Thu. Nov. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle # Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout # Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange Thu. Dec. 7 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle Fri. Dec. 8 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton Sat. Dec. 9 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning